Power of Privatization: Charging Snowden But Not the Company He Worked For?

Here’s a thought that’s been bothering me: I haven’t known the name of the company that Edward Snowden was working for when he stole US NSA data. Continue reading

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Big Business and Teaching Skills in School

In their daily email update, the education team over at Politico reported that representatives from big business are to sit down with national education policymakers (including Arne Duncan and Jeb Bush) to discuss Common Core. The idea, it sounds like, is to make sure schools are teaching students the things that business wants to see. This is not new. This sort of plan is as old as schooling itself. Continue reading